Easily Tune Your Drums To Perfection And Achieve Incredible Drum Tones Live And In The Studio.


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The easiest way to great sounding drums is to get your drums perfectly in tune.

But the truth is many sound engineers and drummers don’t even know HOW to tune drums!

Knowing how to tune drums properly is a vital skill as a drummer and sound engineer.

But for some reason many consider drum tuning too difficult so they never try to learn.

Drum tuning is actually rather simple, especially with the methods shown by David in this training.

With these proven techniques, you will transform your drums into powerful, resonant masterpieces.

Now you can have drums that you are proud to play… and drums that a sound engineer is proud to record!

Hey, Are Your Drums Broken?

Drums are meant to be beaten… but not broken!

There are a number of very important components that must be checked when you tune your drums.

Without exaggeration–if your drums aren’t in good enough condition, they simply can’t be tuned properly.

Dave shows you:

  • Why damaged hoops make it impossible to tune drums correctly
  • What to look for when checking your bearing edges
  • How to fix your drums’ hardware quickly and easily
  • Specific areas to pay attention to when removing your bass drum hoop
  • Pitfalls to avoid when buying drum heads (so they don’t arrive broken)

Exact Process Explained

This training is not 373 hours with 1,107 micro steps. In less than 4 hours, you’ll know exactly what to do, how to do it, with the exact gear to do it with.

David takes you by the hand, step-by-step, showing you:

  • How to pick the right drum head at the store so you don’t get a dud when trying to tune it
  • Techniques to properly seat it your new head and do initial hand-tightening
  • The exact pattern to use when tuning each drum type to ensure even head tension
  • Precisely how to use the Drum Dial and Tune-Bot
  • An easy trick for the perfect snare side head sound that works with every drum
  • The ideal batter and resonant heads to use on any kick drum
  • An industry secret to removing excess ringing and noises from your drums (without using Moongel)
  • How to tune to the correct intervals so your entire drum kit sings in tune with itself
  • Beginner to advanced maintenance techniques that will keep your drums sounding awesome for years to come

Additionally, because David bought and used the crappiest drum set he could find off Craigslist specifically for this video series, he runs into all the problems and pitfalls that come with playing budget kits… which turned out to be a great learning experience, because these are problems that you WILL run into eventually.

Here Are Your Secret Weapons

When all you have is a hammer, everything is a nail… this is terrible because you can’t do a good job with the wrong tool.

Such is the case for tuning drums. Just “using your ears” and tapping with a stick at each lug is pointless and a waste of time.

And also frustrating.

In this training, David explains exactly which tools you need, why you need them, and how they should be used.

Now, to be fair, the Drum Dial and the Tune-Bot are not secrets, per se. However… there is only ONE correct way to use them both…

And you will be shocked to learn that there is a 99.9% chance you are using the Tune-Bot incorrectly!

Expert Advice From 20+ Years of Experience

You will not be left scratching your head during any point of the training.

This is because David has left nothing to chance. You get his 20+ years of experience tuning drums and all of the tricks of the trade.

Additionally, you get links to every single product used in the training so that you know EXACTLY what you should buy without wasting your time or money.

The knowledge and skills that you learn here will make your music, recordings, and live shows sound significantly better… because you will finally sound like a real professional.

Skip the frustrating mistakes and learn how to tune your drums the right way, right now!

Course Curriculum

Session Overview

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Course Materials




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Polish, Volume, & Finalizing

Meet Your Instructor - David Velez

David has been teaching, tracking, recording, and producing drums since the early 2000’s. From the biggest multi-million dollar studios, to the grimiest DIY studios, practice spaces, and live stages up and down the U.S.

“When I was touring as a hired gun, the other bands would always ask me to tune their drums for them, after hearing how good mine sounded live. Eventually, those same bands would ask me to come to the studio and tune their drums while tracking. I would end up teaching them how to tune their own drums in the studio in just a few hours.”

One day, while taking drum lessons with James Payne (Kataklysm, Hiss From the Moat, Hour of Penance) he couldn’t take it anymore. “I told him ‘Man your drums sound ass! Do you ever tune them?’ He had never taken the time to learn how, despite having toured the world for over a decade.”

After showing James this easy, repeatable system for tuning in less than 2 hours, James basically demanded that he make a course to teach it to others, and thus, this course was born.

David currently runs Riviera Beach Studios where he only tracks drums, no guitars! He also has started the Youtube Channel “Beats and Meats”, where he shares his love of drum sounds, and his hatred for guitarists everywhere.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m brand new to tuning drums… will this work for me?

YES! In fact, we think you are at a serious advantage because you don’t have bad habits that you’ll need to break while learning how to properly tune your drums. So, yes, this will totally work for you!

What are the tuning tools that David uses in the course?

The main tools are the Drum Dial, and the Tune-Bot which you will need in order to fully follow the steps of this training.

Am I able to complete this training without the Drum Dial or Tune-Bot?

In an effort to be fully transparent, some people do have the skill to be able to tune drums by ear by simply tapping the lugs. However, it will take YEARS to develop your ear to be able to do it. Technically, you can complete the training without the Drum Dial or Tune-Bot, but it will be significantly harder and take much, much longer… We’d recommend grabbing the tools that Dave uses and to follow his lead!

Will there be updates to this training showing different drums and drum sizes?

Yes, based on feedback from users, Dave will be happy to make new videos discussing tuning techniques for different drums, sizes, and tunings.

What if I get stuck and need help?

Inside is an invitation link to the exclusive Spectre Discord and Facebook Group, where you can join and ask for help. Additionally, there are hundreds of members inside who are happy to help as well. This is an exclusive group not available to the public.

How is the course delivered?

Once you have bought the course, you can stream at any time, right from our website on our custom platform which lets you keep track of your progress and interact with your instructor.

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